Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
84
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
63%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • History Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 131
    • Accepted 83
    • Acceptance Rate 63
    • Enrolled 25
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, personal statement, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, and resume, writing sample
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, sample of written work, personal statement, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation, resume
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, http://www.american.edu/cas/admissions/international.cfm

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableInstitutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students84
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students84
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Full-time Percentage75%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian71%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races10%
    • Unknown or International Student12%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty27
    • Full-time Percentage89%
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%

Location & Contact

Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences
American University

Battelle Tompkins, Room 137 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8038
United States

Dr. Eric Lohr

Department Chair

Phone: 202-885-2464
Fax: 202-885-1098
Email: elohr@american.edu

Jonathan Harper

Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment

Phone: 202-855-3622
Email: jharper@american.edu

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